Bhaskar, Kothari confirm India berths in Asian billiards

Bangalore, May 10 (IANS) Balachandra Bhaskar and Sourav Kothari qualified to represent India in the Asian Indoor Games billiards competition after the duo finished in that order in the selection trials here Friday.

Chitra Magimairaj and Keerath Bhandall will don the country's colours in the women's 10-ball pool tournament as they topped the selection competition.

The results (men's billiards, 100-up): Balachandra Bhaskar bt Sourav Kothari 3-2; Dhruv Sitwala bt Arun Agrawal 3-0; K Venkatesham bt Rafath Habib 3-0; Devendra Joshi bt Manish Jain 3-2; Bhaskar bt Venkatesham 3-2; Sourav Kothari bt Alok Kumar 3-1; Sitwala bt Rafath Habib 3-0; Agrawal bt Jain 3-0; Sitwala bt Jain 3-1; Joshi bt Venkatesham 3-1; Alok Kumar bt Habib 3-0; Kothari bt Agrawal 3-0; Joshi bt Sitwala 3-2; Venkatesham bt Agrawal 3-0; Alok Kumar bt Bhaskar 3-2; Kothari bt Habib 3-0.

Standings: Bhaskar 1; Kothari 2; Alok Kumar 3; Joshi 4; Sitwala 5; Venkatesham 6; Jain 7; Agrawal 8; Habib 9.

10-Ball Pool (Women): Chitra Magimairaj 1; Keerath Bhandaal 2; Indira Gowda 3; Suniti Damani 4; Meenal Thakur 5; Umadevi Nagaraj 6; Judy Walia 7; Neena Praveen 8; Aradhana Naik 9; Neeta Sanghvi 10.